The afternoon started with delicious Caribbean-themed food! From there, we headed to the annual Toronto Christmas Market. We witnessed the tallest Christmas tree, ate tasty maple fudge and warmed our bellies with hot chocolate as we strolled around the stores and booths! Note: individuals with specials needs and/or disabilities, along with their caregivers, receive free access to the market!
Derek and Peter are getting excited with Christmas on the way! The tree is decorated, Christmas music is playing and decorations are hung! Just ‘bout ready for Santa!All this work deserved some breakfast for dinner. Yum!
The cold doesn't keeps Imagine Respite inside. Especially when the outing is The Santa Brunch Cruise! Fun, food, and friends make a great day when you're out on the lake.
Sunday, the Imagine Respite group attended the World's Greatest Christmas Party at Variety Village. This family-friendly event featured a special visit with Santa, tasty treats and refreshments. Everyone enjoyed the arts and crafts, entertainment, games and activities. We also welcomed our newest member of the Imagine Respite Team - Susan to her first outing with the group!
What a fun and busy day Imagine Respite had on Saturday December 2nd! Participants were preparing for the holidays and starting the month off in good spirits. The group jammed to Christmas music and worked hard making cards and gifts for their friends and family, like busy elves in their workshop!
To start off the day, half of the group made cards and the other half made reindeer hot chocolate packs for a gift. Everyone helped chop toppings and prepare their own mini pizza. They ate salad while they waited for them to bake. Delicious!
The group then made their marble mugs with nail polish in water. Most of them turned out really cool! Then the groups switched the activities from the morning. So they all had cards and reindeer hot chocolate packs made! I think smashing the candy canes was everyone's favourite part! They filled one of their mugs with chocolates and the other with their reindeer hot chocolate pack and wrapped them nicely. The finished products! Hope everyone enjoys their gifts!
On Saturday, Darcy used his creative skills and made a couple of lovely pieces of art for his home. He relaxed and listened to music while painting an abstract piece. He had pasta and Caesar salad for dinner. He had fun adding decorations to a canvas letter "D". Everything turned out great! What an artist!
Our Saturday started off with a great brunch at Eggsmart! Participants enjoyed chocolate chip pancakes, a southwestern salad and one huge burger! From there, we saw the movie ‘Coco’ (we highly recommend it), with a treat to end off the day at Tim Hortons!
Due to timing, we had a change of plans on Sunday. Cold, snow and rain could not keep Imagine Respite Services from having a good time. We had lunch and then an intense game of Mini Golf. We have put the Toronto Christmas Market back on the Calendar for December. Thanks to everyone for being so flexible today!!
We had a great day on Thursday at our Day Program. The day started with some exercise at the track at the Pan Am Centre. After a treat at Tim Horton's we headed to Morningside Park for a hike and gathered items like pinecones and tree branches to take to the Toronto Wildlife Centre. After lunch we did some Yoga and Guided Meditation. We had a great day!
The group got together on Saturday Nov 18th for art and lunch. They made an Andy Warhol inspired piece as well as a wooden panel for their homes. Everyone had a blast socializing, acting a bit silly here and there and getting messy with paint! Kaytie and Jen helped with cutting tomatoes and lettuce, grating cheese and cooking the beef and everyone made their own taco for lunch. Everyone was so proud of the work they had done!
On Saturday, Jenny celebrated her birthday with friends. We played lots of games, had pizza and Caesar salad for dinner, Jenny opened cards/gifts and everyone sang while she blew out the candles on her turtles chocolate cake...mmmmm. More games, music, laughter and fun to complete a good night celebrating a wonderful person!